The Resource Amen, amen, amen, Abby Sher, (eaudio)

Amen, amen, amen, Abby Sher, (eaudio)

Label
Amen, amen, amen
Title
Amen, amen, amen
Statement of responsibility
Abby Sher
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Until the age of ten, comedian and writer Abby Sher was a happy child in a fun-loving, musical family. When her father and favorite aunt pass away, Abby fills the void of her loss with rituals: kissing her father's picture over and over each night, washing her hands and counting her steps, collecting sharp objects that she thinks could harm innocent pedestrians. Then she begins to pray. At first she repeats the few phrases she remembers from synagogue, but by the time she is in high school, Abby is spending hours locked in her closet urgently reciting a series of incantations and pleas. The prescribed patterns from which she cannot deviate become her shelter and her obsession.In college, Abby is diagnosed with obsessive compulsive disorder, and while it helps explain the counting and kissing and collecting, she resists rationalizing her deepest obsession, certain that her prayers are not an illness but the cure. Unable to confront the fears that drive her, she descends into darker compulsions, cutting and starving herself, measuring every calorie and each incision. But even in the darkest moments of her illness, there are glimmers of laughter and hope, for she carries the irrepressible spirit and passion that are so much a part of her family. Ultimately, it is another loss-the death of her mother-that compels Abby to redefine the terms of her illness and her faith, freeing her to live and love more fully.Full of heartbreak, buoyant with humor, and marked by exceptionally vivid storytelling, Amen, Amen, Amen is a brilliant account of soul-searching, self-discovery, and the bounds and boundlessness of obsession and devotion
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sher, Abby
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Abby Sher
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sher, Abby
  • hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Religious addiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Amen, amen, amen, Abby Sher, (eaudio)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
hoopla date: 02/15/2013, 02/15/2013 to 12/31/9999
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (840 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781400194278
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT10756500
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
10756500
System control number
MWT10756500
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Amen, amen, amen, Abby Sher, (eaudio)
Link
Publication
Note
hoopla date: 02/15/2013, 02/15/2013 to 12/31/9999
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (840 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781400194278
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT10756500
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
10756500
System control number
MWT10756500
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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